You create partitions on a hard drive for the improved performance of the drive, to access the data easily, or to run multiple OS’s and most importantly, it is used to segregate data. If there is any system failure, it is less likely that your data will be affected. But what if you deleted the partition itself by accident? What about the data stored in it? Is it possible to recover deleted partition on the hard drive?
Yes, you can very much restore a deleted partition and its data in just two steps. First step – to recover partition data and second step – to restore partition. But before that, there are certain crucial things that you should not do in order to get best results. Let’s see what are they;
DO NOT DO The Following When a Partition Is Lost
- Stop carrying out any task on the drive immediately once notice the partition loss. Any task you do after that will be risky leading to additional losses.
- Do not format the drive. Some users think after formatting; the drive will revert to normal. This is wrong. Doing so will remove the important information required for recovering partition and eventually reduce the data recovery success rate.
- Do not perform unreliable methods to restore partition and its data. When a partition is lost, users will be very anxious to retrieve the lost partition and try all possible methods to get back data stored in it.
Method 1: Recover Data from Accidentally Deleted Partition with Remo Partition Recovery
Download and install Remo Partition Recovery Tool on your computer. If you want to recover deleted external hard drive partition data, then connect the external HDD to your computer and follow the below instructions:
Step 1: Run Remo Repair Partition Recovery Tool and select Recover Drives and then Partition Recovery.
Step 2: Select the partition from which you want to recover data and click arrow key to initiate scanning process.
Step 3: Once the scanning is done, the recovered data will be displayed as File Type View and Data View.
Step 4: Now, select a location to Save the rescued data.
Method 2: Restore Deleted Partition Using Disk Management
- To open Disk Management tool, right click on Windows icon and select ‘Disk Management’ or type ‘diskmgmt.msc’ in the Run dialog box and press Enter.
- Once, the Disk Management console opens, right click the unallocated space and then click ‘New Simple Volume’. This will start the New Simple Volume Wizard.
- Read through the Welcome page and click Next.
- Here you have to specify the volume size in megabytes and click Next.
- Now, assign the Drive letter to the partition and click Next.
- You’ll first have to format the partition in order to store data in it. So, format the partition with NTFS file system and click Next.
- In this window, confirm the options and click Finish button.
- The Disk Management will show the space as a new partition. You can now restore the rescued data.